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across america. millions of folks, myself among them, doing a lot of last-minute shopping. nbc's michelle franzen is along 5th avenue here in midtown manhattan where the buying seems to be brisk. michelle, good evening. >> reporter: well, good evening, lester. shoppers are out tonight on this last saturday before christmas, typically one of the busiest days of the shopping season. whether shoppers are wrapping up gift buying or just getting started. but for some, that uncertainty over the fiscal economy is also affecting how much they'll spend. with just three more days to shop before christmas, the crowds are out in full force on this super saturday. >> i know who i need to buy for but not what i'm buying yet. >> reporter: even as uncertainty over the fiscal cliff is on the minds of some shoppers. >> it's sort of scary. it's concerning. >> reporter: a poll out this week of 1500 americans showed that 17% are planning to spend less due to money concerns. still, retail analysts say holiday sales are ontrack to rise 4.1% to $586 billion the most optimistic forecast since the recession. >> if
. and there will be much more on all of this tonight on a live special report on cnbc. it's titled "america's economy held hostage," that's at 8:00 eastern time. >>> overseas, this has been a very deadly weekend in syria, where the civil war has been going on now for 21 months, as fighting raged in a number of cities, activist groups say more than 50 people were killed today and yesterday was far worse, with almost 400 deaths reported. more than 45,000 people have died since the war began. and today, the special u.n. negotiator predicted that 100,000 more syrians could be killed this coming year if the conflict does not end. >>> back in this country, that large and fast-moving winter storm that hit the northeast yesterday and last night came in and out in a hurry but it left a mark with quite a few areas of new england digging out today from up to a foot of snow. they included foxborough, massachusetts, where workers at gillette stadium were getting ready for today's game. parts of maine got even more snow, with up to 18 inches reported. >>> so what is in store for the nation for new year's eve and beyond
talks early next year. >> that is a bad strategy for america. it is a bad strategy for your businesses. and it is not a game that i will play. >> reporter: and brian, tonight, the white house is preparing in case the country does go over that fiscal cliff, budget officials have asked all federal agencies for information that they need in case of possible plans in case of those automatic spending cuts that could go in place in just 27 days. >> peter alexander at the white house for us tonight. thank you. >>> and up next, the loss today of a legend in american music. i put away money. i was 21, so i said, "hmm, i want to retire at 55." and before you know it, i'm 58 years old. time went by very fast. it goes by too, too fast. ♪ but i would do it again in a heartbeat. [ laughs ] ♪ ♪ i took my son fishing every year. we had a great spot, not easy to find, but worth it. but with copd making it hard to breathe, i thought those days might be over. so my doctor prescribed symbicort. it helps significantly improve my lung function starting within five minutes. symbicort doesn't replace a
walmart credit card and get no interest if paid in full within 24 months. america's gift headquarters. walmart. >>> just call him johnny heisman, texas a&m quarterback johnny manzel who won college football's most prized award last night, just two days after turning 20. he led them to 10 and 20 against title winner alabama. a >>> the heaviest snow of the season is falling in parts of the dakotas, minnesota and michigan. there's been hundreds of car accidents in the past 24 hours. >>> and 800 santas, not the real guy, of course, he's busy, but just some folks who like to dress up and run around in the snow at the fourth annual santa claus running competition in germany. >>> when we come back, some of our bravest serving our country and serving well past active duty. that axiron is here. the only underarm treatment for low t. that's right, the one you apply to the underarm. axiron is not for use in women or anyone younger than 18. axiron can transfer to others through direct contact. women, especially those who are or who may become pregnant, and children should avoid contact where axir
of america will hold off on implementing the new fees until late next year. >>> we're back in a moment with the barrier breaking women proving they're every bit as tough as the guys. >>> retire the colors. ♪ >> thousands turned out today at naval station norfolk in virginia to see the world's first nuclear powered aircraft carrier officially retire from active duty. the "uss enterprise" is one of the most decorated ships in the history of the navy, serving in every major conflict since the cuban missile crisis back in '62. >>> this week the aclu filed a federal lawsuit to lift the ban on women in combat in the u.s. military. while women are permitted to fly fighter jets and attack helicopters, pentagon policy prohibits female soldiers and marines from serving in direct ground combat roles. but as u.s. military leaders struggle over how to bring women into ground combat training, two young women soldiers have already proven they've got what it takes. we get their story tonight from our chief pentagon correspondent jim miklaszewski. >> come on, man. >> reporter: it's grueling, downrigh
. >> reporter: hi, brian. it's been a very busy day. the mayor of america's biggest city today urged congress, in fact, challenged congress and the white house to act, and the nra remains silent. surrounded by victims' families, michael bloomberg said enough talk, it's time to act. >> congress has to come up with something that stops this carnage, no matter what the political ramifications are. >> reporter: long an advocate for stricter gun regulation, bloomberg is pushing congress to close gun show loopholes and demand background checks of anyone who buys a gun. he wants a new assault weapons ban to replace the one that expired in 2004 and a ban on high-capacity ammo clips. and he's promising to use his own vast personal wealth to take on the gun lobby if necessary. the numbers are striking. 8,500 people die each year in gun violence. just since columbine, nearly 14 years ago, more than 30 mass murders involving guns. the list is chilling. >> shame on the nra. >> reporter: today, as protesters gathered outside its offices in washington, the nra again declined to comment on the debate, but th
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violence. >> a child growing up in america today witnesses 16,000 murders and 200,000 acts of violence by the time he or she reaches the ripe old age of 18. >> reporter: hollywood knows the poll body count is high and profitable. five of the year's top ten grossing movies involve plenty of graphic violence. the same story in the game world. top sellers include ultraviolent products like "call of duty, blacks on," "assassin's creed" and "grand theft auto." the small screen, hit shows with abundant violence like showtime's "homeland" and "dexter" get the ink, awards and ratings and a tv writer says that won't range. >> ultimately television will say why should we change in the viewers want this. >> reporter: polls taken after newtown say what happened there was so who are horrific august majority of americans want something to change in our relationship to guns and hollywood with a role in that relationship, has taken notice. showtime added this disclaimer at the top of last week's episodes of "homeland" and "dexter." the sci-fi channel postponed an episode of "haven" because it had a vi
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